Affordable Dental Work
Dental tourism has risen in popularity tremendously in the past few years. More and more people are booking their airline tickets, traveling to a foreign country, and having their dental work done by more affordable local dentists in foreign countries. Everything from dental implants, dental crowns and full mouth reconstructions to root canals and cosmetic dental work is offered to Americans abroad. Costa Rica is one of the most popular locations for dental tourism, and there are a myriad of reasons why people choose to travel to Costa Rica over going to a dentist in their hometown.
Lack of Insurance
More than 100 million Americans don’t have access to dental insurance. So that means if an uninsured American needs emergency dental work, they may have to pay upwards of $10k out-of-pocket.
Overall Cheaper Costs
Dental work in Costa Rica is much cheaper than in the United States. You can get most work done 50-70% less than the price for the same dental work in the U.S. Even with the price of airplane tickets and hotel rooms, the overall cost of the dental work is much less expensive. What would usually be a ten thousand dolla
Your debt in the US could be less than three thousand dollars for the dental work, plus around two thousand for the travel fees. You’re still saving thousands of dollars total. Those thousands of dollars can make a huge impact on your life.
Recuperate in the Beauty of Costa Rica
After you get work done by Costa Rica Dental Team, you’ll need a little time to rest and recover. Where better to recover than in one of the most beautiful countries in the world? After you have all your dental work done, you can lay
out on the golden sand beaches with a cold beverage and relax for a bit.
Being Away From Home
Since you are traveling so far to get dental work, you may not have an opportunity to get a follow-up appointment with the same dentist. Unless you’re willing to pay more for travel, such as a longer hotel bill, then you’ll have to make a follow-up appointment with a dentist in the U.S. It’s important to get follow-up care to ensure that everything goes according to plan.
One of the most important things to consider when deciding whether to take up dental tourism in Costa Rica is whether you will get the best care for your money. There’s no use in saving thousands of dollars if you’re going to get sub-par care. Make sure to do plenty of research on the best dentist, and work with dentists in Costa Rica that offer a strong guarantee and many testimonials from satisfied patients.
[quick_fact heading=”” number=”” prefix=”” label=”%” title=”” animate=””]Virginia Cunningham is a freelance writer in the Los Angeles area. Although she does not particularly enjoy dental work, she does appreciate ways to make it less expensive! Traveling to Costa Rica for dental work is just one of the many options people have when looking for affordable services.[/quick_fact]